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How weak is this year’s Adapted Screenplay category? If you can get the rights to something, write your screenplay, shoot, edit and release by the end of December…you’ve got a shot. [Posted Sept. 19]
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- Gregory Ellwood
An old school western miniseries is coming to Netflix later this year from Steven Soderbergh and director Scott Frank (The Lookout). The last time the two of them worked together was on their adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Out of Sight, so of course their next collaboration has our expectations sky high. Frank, who last directed A Walk Among the Tombstones, wrote […]
- Jack Giroux
The first batch of photos from Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Frank’s upcoming six-part TV series Godless have surfaced online. The series stars the likes of Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Scott McNairy and Michelle Dockery, and will land on Netflix in November.
The show revolves around Daniels’ Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorising the 1880s American West, who hunts down Roy Goode (O’Connell), his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank’s chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico – a town mysteriously made up entirely of women.
Look out for Godless on Netflix from November 22nd. Here are the first batch of photos, courtesy of the online streamer.
- Paul Heath
Netflix has set November 22 for the premiere of Godless, a limited period drama series from the Out of Sight duo of Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank. Written, directed and executive produced by Frank, the seven-part Godless is a Western set in an 1800s New Mexico mining town, starring Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Jack O’Connell. It centers on notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Daniels) and his gang of outlaws who are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode… »
The western stars Jeff Daniels as notorious criminal Frank Griffin, who, along with his band of outlaws, is on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Donnell), who betrayed Griffin and his men. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery), an outcast herself, in the worn-down, isolated mining town of La Belle, N.M., which is governed mainly by women. When word reaches La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend itself against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier.
The series marks Daniels’ first television appearance since 2014, when he appeared as Will McAvoy in HBO’s “The Newsroom.” It »
- Erin Nyren
Believe it or not, Netflix has never released their own limited series. Well, that changes this fall with “Godless,” a project we’ve been highly anticipating forever, and that we’re very glad is finally seeing the light of day.
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Written and directed by celebrated screenwriter Scott Frank (“Out Of Sight,” “Minority Report,” “The Lookout”), “Godless” has been kicking around forever, and started as a movie script that was so tantalizing that both Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher considered making it.
- Kevin Jagernauth
With so much TV premiering this fall, it's easy to forget about series that will be appearing later in the year. But this is one project you will most assuredly not want to miss -- Godless. Steven Soderbergh has teamed up with his Out of Sight screenwriter Scott Frank to create a new limited series for Netflix set out west in the 1880s. Frank will also direct, with Soderbergh serving as executive producer. The seven-part series will tell the tale of an outlaw named Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels), whose band of murderous sundries are hunting down Roy Goode (Jack … »
- Allison Keene
Sundance broke out Dee Rees’ post-World War II epic “Mudbound,” a script of sweeping ambition and detail adapted by Rees and Virgil Williams from the Hilary Jordan novel. Netflix picked up the movie for the Sundance 2017 record of $12.5 million, and plans a full-on Oscar campaign, despite a limited theatrical day-and-date release.
Also rising to instant Oscar contention was Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” an elegiac summer love story set in Italy, between a vacationing teenager (Timothee Chalumet) and his father’s researcher (Armie Hammer). Sony Pictures Classics will hit the fall festivals with the critics’ darling.
Cannes introduced Todd Haynes’ cinematic tour-de-force “Wonderstruck,” adapted by Brian Selznick from his own graphic novel, which intercuts two periods, the 20s and the 70s, in silent black-and-white and color with sound. The film is the Centerpiece gala at the New York Film Festival.
- Anne Thompson
Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher, and Patrick Howson will executive produce for Bankside Films. Head Gear Films will provide production financing with Phil Hunt and Compton Ross acting as executive producers.
Capote held the ball in 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City to honor Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham.
Pulcini and Springer Berman said, “Our film is a delicate balance of worlds converging at a pivotal moment in time. Jack, »
- Dave McNary
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Bankside Films announced today Jack O’Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz and Josh Gad will star in Academy Award nominated writer /directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s Party of the Century, a New York romance based around Truman Capote’s infamous Black and White Ball.
Gad will portray Capote.
Tim Perell will produce the film through his shingle Process Media. Bankside Films will exclusively handle foreign sales, with CAA and Bankside Films co-representing North American rights. Hilary Davis, Stephen Kelliher and Patrick Howson will executive produce for Bankside Films. Head Gear Films will provide production financing with Phil Hunt and Compton Ross acting as executive producers. Party of the Century will shoot later this year in New York City.
- Michelle McCue
Logan wound up being the movie that X-Men fans hoped it would be, which is important since it is Hugh Jackman's last turn as the iconic mutant. Or so he says. But there were some important things that simply didn't make their way into the movie, despite the desire being there. Like Wolverine's bad guy brother Sabretooth. It turns out that Liev Schreiber, who played the character previously, was asked early on in the process to reprise the part in Logan. Things just didn't pan out.
The actor recently spoke with Variety on a range of topics relating to his career. Since he was noticeably absent from Logan, he was asked about it and revealed that the opportunity was on the table to appear, but his schedule wound up getting in the way, among other things. Here is what he had to say about it.
"There was an invitation »
X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a disaster. You know it, we know it, and everyone who saw it (and even those who didn’t) knows it. However, there were a few redeeming qualities – not many, but a few – and one of the bright spots was without a doubt Liev Schreiber’s Sabertooth.
A character who has a long history with Wolvie in the comics, it was great to see him alongside the iconic hero up on the big screen and the actor did a pretty good job with the role. As such, fans were hoping he’d return for Logan, and while there were rumors early on that he would, Schreiber was ultimately left out of the film.
Speaking to Variety in a recent interview, the actor opened up a bit about why he didn’t end up appearing in James Mangold’s threequel, despite being interested in reprising the role. »
- Mark Cassidy
Author: Andy Furlong
We caught up with talented character actor Scoot McNairy to talk about his latest film, Aftermath, which also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the interview Scoot also talks about bringing a sense of humanity to the complicated characters he plays, the differences between depicting characters in movies and on TV, and starring in Fargo Season 3.
In Aftermath you play a character burdened by guilt of a different kind to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character, despite your character being at least indirectly responsible for events. You brought a great degree of sympathy to the role. Was it important to you, to bring a sense of humanity to this character?
Yeah, 100%. I mean I definitely try to bring a sense of humanity to all the characters that I play to sort of ground them. But for this one it was a tough one, you’ve kind of nailed it in your question, »
- Andy Furlong
Director Marc Webb has been especially busy since making two Amazing Spider-Man movies for Sony, released in 2012 and 2014. He has a new movie called Gifted, starring Chris Evans, opening in select cities this Friday, and another one called The Only Living Boy in New York coming out this August.
When speaking with Webb about Gifted recently, Lrm asked him about other projects he's working on.
Besides finishing up Only Living Boy and doing a television pilot with Alan Cumming called Instinct, Webb told us that he's in the early stages of developing a movie with Working Title Films called Three Bags Full.
That would be Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story, Leonie Swann's 2006 novel about a flock of Irish sheep who set »
- Edward Douglas
Back in the early 1990s, filmmaker Scott Frank began writing his debut novel “Shaker,” which is now available in paperback. It’s the story of an unassuming hitman, an embarrassing mayor, a sharp cop with a checkered past, a young street gang, and an unrelenting earthquake. They all affect each other in a Los Angeles-set story, unmistakably […]
- Jack Giroux
Right from the start of Logan, it’s obvious James Mangold‘s film isn’t your average superhero movie. Putting aside the R-rating the filmmaker doesn’t waste, there’s also the fact that comic book heroes rarely look as broken and feel as real as Hugh Jackman does in his final outing as the beloved mutant. The story isn’t about a […]
- Jack Giroux
Among the many cinematic crimes that exist in the world, high up among them is that Patrick Stewart has never been cited by the Academy. Despite decades of strong work, he remains one of the most respected actors in the industry never to be nominated for an Oscar. Without question, if you were to ask folks on the street if Stewart had been nominated before, most would assume yes. He has that sort of implicit cache to his name and resume. As good as it already is, that resume now has another sterling credit with Logan, the best film of 2017 so far, featuring Stewart turning in perhaps the year’s best supporting turn to date. Obviously, Stewart has multiple characters that he’s played time and time again, gaining a following all over the world. He is beloved not just for the role of Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise. »
- Joey Magidson
Critics and fans all over the country have been showering heaps of praise upon the cast and filmmakers who put Logan together, and some of those fans are famous filmmakers in their own right. Over the weekend, filmmaker James Gunn took some time out of his busy Guardians of the Galaxy 2 post-production schedule to check out Logan in Los Angeles, and, like most of the other fans and critics, the filmmaker had nothing but immense praise for director James Mangold's superhero adventure. The filmmaker took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, to thank James Mangold for his work. Here's what the filmmaker had to say.
"I absolutely loved @WolverineMovie. Huge thanks to @mang0ld for giving me the best time I had at a theater in a long, long time. #Logan"
Rob Leane Mar 8, 2017
This article contains lots of Logan spoilers.
Logan has finally arrived. Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, James Mangold and the writers Scott Frank and Michael Green have served up a brutal bloodbath of a movie that still manages to have a heart. It’s by far the best solo Wolverine movie, and it’s been certified fresh among critics. Hurrah!
Part of the brilliance of Logan is how it’s slave to no continuity. There is no post-credits scene and no mid-credits scene, and the stars of the other X-Men films on Fox’s slate are notable only by their absence.
With that separation from the rest of the series comes a filmmaking freedom that’s never been allowed in a Wolverine movie before. You get blood, »
Who would have thought that the most successful alumni from “Downton Abbey” would be Dan Stevens? And, no, Maggie Smith doesn’t count. Stevens is having a peak 2017 even it took him a good five years to get there.
After leaving the popular period drama in 2012 Stevens earned raves for his performance in the indie “The Guest,” but mostly found himself landing supporting roles in disappointing fare such as Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate” or Scott Frank’s “A Walk Among Tombstones.” The past year has been something of a game changer for the 34-year-old actor.
- Gregory Ellwood
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